April 4, 2012
Statistics show that not wearing a seatbelt is one of the most dangerous things you can do when in a moving vehicle. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration shows that only 49 percent of speeding drivers under the age of 21 years old who were involved in fatal crashes were wearing seat belts.
Drivers also are 10 times as likely to be killed in an accident if they’re not properly restrained. These numbers show why seat belt use is so vital for staying safe on the roadways.
Recently, a Greene County, Indiana, a man was killed when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident because he wasn’t wearing his seat belt. According to reports from WTHITV 10 News, the crash happened Friday on State Rd. 54, just east of the Greene Co. 4-H Fairgrounds.
Reports from the Indiana State Police who investigated the accident say that the driver from Elnora, Indiana, was heading east along the road when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the highway and struck a guardrail. Because he was not restrained, the impact ejected the man from the vehicle. He was taken to the Greene County Hospital where he died from his injuries.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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